I used to have about the strongest stomach imaginable. It didn't bother me to watch surgery. I couldn't watch the incision part of the surgery, but the rest of it was no problem. I worked for a doctor, often helping with icky procedures such as cleaning infected wounds. I saw blood and pus oozing out of people's body parts for years, and it just didn't bother me. Even if it was close to home, if one of my kids got hurt, I held it together .... at least till after the crisis. Blood and gore just didn't bother me.
Recently, I've found that something has changed. If I watch something on TV that is graphic, I begin feeling a little revolted. I've watched shows like "Trauma in the ER," with great interest in the past. But now, in the last couple weeks, I'm having trouble with anything that is like that. I have to look away if there is a lot of blood or exposed traumatized flesh. In fact, if it is on a regular TV show, one that you know all blood and injuries are contrived, even then I am repulsed. What is with that? Why am I having this rather sudden reversal of blood-and-guts stamina?
I don't remember reading anything like this in the rule book, "What to Expect While You're Growing Old."
I'm becoming a wuss!!!